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Assistant Head of Maths at Goodwin Academy, Kirsty Gaythwaite, was selected from thousands of nominations, and is one of just 76 Silver Award winners across the country. Kirsty was honoured with a Silver Award in The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day. Initially joining the school as a learning support assistant to help vulnerable pupils, Kirsty was quickly identified as having a talent for teaching mathematics. She continued…

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New Horizons Primary School is here! Over the summer the fantastic teams at Meredith Infants and Isambard Junior Schools, along with the Thinking Facilities, worked hard to see the merge of the two schools come to fruition. Merging Meredith Infant together with Isambard Brunel Junior created New Horizons Primary School. Our main aim with this merge was to make life a little easier for the parents of Portsmouth and now, as NHP is a single school spanning ages 4 to 11, parents only need apply to one…

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In such unprecedented times our students have remained dedicated to their future endeavours Emotions ran high at Goodwin Academy, Holcombe Grammar School, The Rochester Grammar School and The Victory Academy as students, following new Covid guidelines, collected their A Level results safely amid ongoing measures. But, it didn’t dampen spirits! The excitement and anxiety were palpable in equal measure as envelopes were torn open, and dreams were realised. Our Trust is overjoyed for the students’ successes and their futures. Our students have yet again risen to the…

The Appeals Process If you would like to appeal on the basis of an administrative error please download and complete the form ‘Appendix 1’.   Accessing your Centre Assessed Grades and rank position If you would like to access your Centre Assessed Grades and rank position then please download and complete ‘Appendix 2’.   Autumn Examination Series If you would like to take an examination in Autumn please download and complete ‘Appendix 3’.

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Welcome to our Summer 2020 edition of Our Trust. These last two terms we will always remember deeply. We took ourselves out of our comfort zones to follow our values – Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve as we ran head first into the journey of our digital transformation. Please click here to read the full article Stuart Gardner, MSc, NPQH, NLE Chief Executive Officer

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The Portsmouth Academy have been awarded the ‘Good Diabetes Care in School’ award by Diabetes UK. The award from the charity, Diabetes UK, commends the excellent work being done by the Academy alongside parents and healthcare professionals to ensure young people with diabetes receive an equal school experience to their peers. By receiving this award, the Academy has demonstrated that good diabetes care in schools is achievable and stands as an example for all schools. Supporting children and young people to manage their…

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Trust children stand proud as they celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Isolation during these times has limited so many of coming together to recognise and celebrate VE Day 2020.  Therefore, it is wonderful to hear that children attending TSAT schools have taken part in their own social distancing celebrations. The children have emerged themselves with support from staff and the trust’s catering company, Chartwells, to provide children with a mouth-watering buffet, very much in keeping with the street parties that many would…

We are committed to keeping our staff safe and supporting them whilst at work; whether in school or at home, so we have been working with the Trade Unions to ensure you are fully represented at this time. Please take a look at our joint letter signed by all parties involved who have committed to action points ensure your safety and wellbeing. TSAT Joint Union statement 20/04/2020

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Meon Junior School has been awarded the top prize at the Portsmouth Tidy Schools and Recycling Superstars Awards 2019. The School was recognised as the overall winner at the Awards, in recognition of all the brilliant initiatives put in place by the School’s Eco Council. The Tidy Schools and Recycling Superstars Awards recognises ‘Tidy Schools’ in several categories, as well as an overall winner of the ‘Recycling Superstar Competition.’ Portsmouth City Council has run the competition for the last 28 years. To win,…